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Al Hogue The Artist History - master framemaker to painter Master Framemaker to Master Painter

When Al Hogue began painting himself in 1992, he was already an accomplished frame designer, wood frame carver, and gold leaf guilder. Extensive experience - ten years as a professional artist and twenty in framing - allows Hogue to supervise his framing craftsman in building frames that are works of art in their own right. Each frame is carefully chosen to enhance the unique beauty inherent in each individual piece of art.

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Al Hogue the Printmaker
Al Hogue's style is very difficult to accurately reproduce using most printing processes. Print shops were unable to capture either the original painting's subtle detail, or the transition of finely blended color layers. The print must capture the subtleties of Al's trademark painting style -- "paintings which appear to transmit their own glowing light source."

Out of frustration, Al decided to learn how to make prints himself. After several years of research, he decided that Iris Giclée was the only printing method capable of capturing his subtle style. He hired one of the world's best printmakers, Ernesto Clark, working with him for over a year to learn the art of printmaking. Together, they were eventually able to make prints that are virtually indistinguishable from his original oils. Finally, Al was able to come up with prints worthy of the original paintings.

Mastering the printmaker's art now allows Hogue to personally supervise his own master printmakers in faithfully reproducing his original art in every print. His Giclée printmaking studio combines the best of modern technology with the spirit of traditional European hand pulled prints. Lyson archival inks enable Hogue prints to reproduce the widest color gamut possible. By combining these archival inks with the finest hand-combed canvas or fine art paper, Al Hogue fine art prints are able to meet the expectations of the most discriminating dealers and collectors. Lastly, hand accenting helps each print mirror the detail, beauty, and most importantly, the 'signature transparent glow' of Al Hogue original oils.

Commitment to Quality
By controlling all aspects of production - from creation of the original oil, through printing - Hogue can maintain his precise quality standards. Each print is created with exacting attention to detail and delivered to the customer with loving care.
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